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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Its double ramp of stairs were designed by Michelangelo as part of the Piazza del Campidoglio project. The fountain in front of the staircase features the river gods of the Tiber and the Nile as well as Dea Roma (Minerva).

    A few years after he arrived in Rome, Pope Paul III (Farnese) decided to reshape the Capitoline Hill into a monumental civic piazza; Michelangelo designed the project and his Piazza del Campidoglio is one of the most significant contributions ever made in the history of ur…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the 18th century, “the swan song of the Baroque period.” The Bourbon king Charles VII of Naples (from 1759 King Charles III of Spain) decided to make Caserta the site of a royal residence in imitation of Versailles. During the 1780s such artists as Fidele Fischetti and Domenico Mondo produced frescoes for various rooms. It was not fully furnished until the…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    [This imposing edifice was built on Longchamp plateau to commemorate the arrival of the Durance canal water in Marseille. The first stone of this monumental water tower was laid by the Duke of Orleans in 1839.] Espérandieu’s second great project in Marseille, the Palais Longchamp, was one of the most accomplished and theatrical buildings of its period. The perspective along the Boulevard Longchamp emphasizes the central Château d'Eau, the outflow of the Canal de Marseille, which is a …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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